Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Book Review: On The Ropes

Have read other books by the author and have enjoyed them.
This one starts out with Mara and she's relocated to Western Florida and helps the pastor with the gardening.
Love how the quote from the Bible relates to the teenage boys who are there to help with some work before they are given the Wifi code.
Very precise with details of taking care of the snake bite wounds.  Then the story goes back to three years earlier and the twin women are doing medical rounds as part of their medical education.
Victor, the boxer had banged up hands and they met for coffee in the morning and Dr. Ruth Burnette invited him to church later that night.
Then the story alternates between the two time frames...
Interesting learning about the boxing career as it also follows their time together in a relationship.
Frightening some of the scenes as it deals with the mob. Victor relies on his Bible to help him get through the tough days.
Found it a bit confusing to go from the present to the past where the characters are using different names. You don't find out why til later in the book.
Would have been a great story in chronological order also. Story goes from past, present and future but in mixed up order.
Discussion questions at the end along with a luncheon and recipes for the discussion.
Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.
I received this book from The Book Club Network (bookfun.org)  in exchange for my honest review.

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